Tips for Nail Growth

On average, your fingernails will grow about 1.5 inches every year. Fingernails are a symbol of beauty and can be found attractive or otherwise. They are made of protein fibers called keratin, the same fibers that make up your hair. Your nails, all things being equal should grow at the rate of about 1.5 inches a year. On average, nails grow fastest in people under the age of 30. Did you know that the nails on your dominant hand grow quicker than that the non-dominant hand?

At Bianca Miller Nails, we have brought you some tips to keep your nails looking lush.

Keep your fingers busy for Faster Nail Growth

Have you noticed the hands of pianists have such beautiful fingernails? It’s because their fingers are always in use. Keeping your fingers busy keeps the blood flowing giving the fingers sufficient circulation, stimulating nail growth. Typing is also a great way to achieve this.

Eat healthy for Nail Growth

Vitamins A, C and D are all associated with increased nail length. Vitamin A is found in some fruits and vegetables, like apricots, carrots and mangoes. You can find vitamin C, which encourages the production of collagen and keeps your hands and nails healthy, in orange juice. Vitamin D comes from the milk you drink. Taking a daily multivitamin or eating healthy makes sure these vitamins are present in your body to stimulate growth. Prenatal vitamins are particularly notorious for making hair and nails grow.

Take Care of Hands for Healthier Nail Growth

Nails require some TLC if they are to grow beautifully. Exposing them to chemicals such as the types found in dish washing liquids do not encourage growth. If you must wash dishes, wear gloves to protect the nails. Getting regular manicure and keeping the hands warm all contribute to longer more beautiful nails.

File Nails Correctly to Speed Up Nail Growth

We all want long nails but also want to keep our nails at a practical length. To do this we tend to file our nails. While we do this we must bear in mind that if done incorrectly, filing weakens the nail and makes more likely to break. To prevent breakage, use a fine-grit file and starting with the outer edge, pull towards the centre gently in one direction. Filing back and forth brings about frayed edges which are more likely to snag.

Always Wear a Base Coat for Nail Growth

Even if you’re too busy for a full manicure, in applying nail polish never skip the base coat. Using a strengthening base coat will prevent your nails from peeling and weakening. Also try not to bite your nails or scratch them as it makes the nail weaken. In choosing a nail polish avoid brands that contain chemicals which are unhealthy for your nails.

In the quest to achieve the look of hand models, the nails must be treated with care and protected from harshness. Once this is done it’s only a matter of time before you achieve optimum nail growth.

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